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Kathy Bates Plays Her Most 'Deviant' Character Yet In 'Bad Santa 2'!

Billy Bob Thornton keeps it cool in a pair of shades as he hits the red carpet at the premiere of his latest film Bad Santa 2 held at AMC Loews Lincoln Square on Tuesday (November 15) in New York City.

The 61-year-old actor was joined at the event by his co-stars Kathy Bates, Christina Hendricks, Brett Kelly, Tony Cox and Ryan Hansen, as well as Christina‘s husband Geoffrey Arend, Alysia Reiner, Dan Amboyer and Lewis Black, who all came out to show their support.

That same day, Kathy made an appearance on the TODAY show to talk about American Horror Story and her role in Bad Santa 2.

“I really go to play a role that I guess is the most deviant character I’ve ever played and I just jumped into the deep end,” Kathy expressed. “It was a dream of mine, I’ve been a big fan of the first movie Bad Santa so when they asked if I wanted to play Billy Bob’s mother, I said ‘where do I sign?’.” Watch the trailer for Bad Santa 2 here!


Kathy Bates Talks ‘Bad Santa 2,’ ‘American Horror Story’ | TODAY

FYI: Christina is wearing a Tadashi Shoji gown paired with Maxior gold black onyx earrings and gold ring.

30+ pictures inside of Billy Bob Thornton and his co-stars at their premiere…More Here! »

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Jennifer Aniston & Olivia Munn Bring 'Office Christmas Party' to PopFest 2016

Jennifer Aniston rocks a cute pair of spectacles while speaking during the Stars of Office Christmas Party held during Entertainment Weekly’s 2016 PopFest held at The Reef on Sunday (October 30) in Los Angeles.

The 47-year-old actress was joined on stage by her co-stars T.J. Miller, Olivia Munn, and Courtney B. Vance.

Also in attendance that day were Kathy Bates and Billy Bob Thornton for the Stars of Bad Santa 2 panel, as well as late-night host James Corden.

FYI: Olivia is wearing Pinko with Schutz shoes and Jacquie Aiche jewels. Jennifer is wearing a The Row blouse, Saint Laurent skirt and Prada boots. TJ is wearing a Henry London watch.

40+ pictures inside of Jennifer Aniston, Olivia Munn, and others at 2016 PopFestMore Here! »

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Ryan Murphy Announces 'AHS: Coven' & 'Murder House' Crossover Season at EW PopFest!

Ryan Murphy is the center of attention while posing with the casts of his hit shows Scream Queens and American Horror Story at Entertainment Weekly’s 2016 PopFest at The Reef on Sunday (October 30) in Los Angeles.

The 50-year-old creator, director, and producer was joined by Jamie Lee Curtis, Kathy Bates, Emma Roberts, Evan Peters, Cuba Gooding Jr, and Lea Michele.

The group took to the stage as part of the “Ryan Murphy and Friends” panel to discuss their respective shows.

During the panel, Ryan announced an American Horror Story: Coven and Murder House crossover season, which will bring together some cast members from the first and third seasons.

“We do know what we’re going to do,” he told EW. “It’s not going to be next season, but we are going to do a season that’s a crossover between Murder House and Coven together, which is very bizarre.”

FYI: Evan is wearing an AllSaints bomber.

10+ pictures inside of American Horror Story and Scream Queens stars…More Here! »

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Amy Adams, Lupita Nyong’o & Helen Mirren Celebrate Their Honor at 'Elle' Women In Hollywood Awards

Amy Adams keeps it simple in a chic black dress while attending the 2016 Elle Women In Hollywood Awards held at the Four Seasons Hotel on Monday (October 24) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 42-year-old actress was joined on the red carpet by Lupita Nyong’o and Helen Mirren, who were all being honored at the event.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Amy Adams

Other attendees at the award ceremony included Constance Zimmer, Shiri Appleby, Niecy Nash, Kathy Bates, January Jones, Darby Stanchfield, Regina King and Michelle Monaghan.

The Elle Women in Hollywood Awards honor eight female celebs who have made achievements for women in film, each featured on their own magazine cover.

FYI: Amy is wearing a Lanvin dress. Lupita is wearing a Duro Olowu gown. Helen is wearing a Victoria Beckham dress. Shiri is wearing a La Mania jumpsuit. Regina is wearing a Christian Siriano dress. Michelle is wearing a Prabal Gurung gown.

20+ pictures inside from the Elle Women in Hollywood Awards
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Lupita Nyong'o, Amy Adams, & More Cover Elle's Women in Hollywood Issue!

Eight amazing actresses are featured on the cover of Elle‘s Women in Hollywood issue, which is hitting newsstands on October 18.

Lupita Nyong’o, Amy Adams, Helen Mirren, Kathy Bates, Kristen Stewart, Felicity Jones, Aja Naomi King, and Anna Kendrick are the women receiving covers for the November 2016 issue.

Here is what the ladies shared with the mag:

Lupita on her success despite being told her skin was “too dark for African television”: “I grew up with a very limited mirror of myself. I watched a lot of TV, but the people on it were always light skinned. And now I have a platform that takes me into people’s houses and onto the pages of their magazines.”

Amy on spending the majority of her twenties trying to find her own voice: “I wasn’t working, and I wasn’t happy. I kept trying different acting techniques, like, I’d try to act like the actresses who were getting hired. I thought maybe then I’d get a job. I spent the majority of my twenties trying to figure out who I was and where I fit in, not just in Hollywood, but also in the world. It took me a long time to sort of find my own voice.”

Helen on being mostly surprised by her later-stage career: “I have no idea why. I think it’s a lucky combination of elements, not the least of which is that I happened to fall in love with an American [director Taylor Hackford] in my late thirties, the man who is now my husband. Even though I still think of myself as absolutely British, I was here in [Los Angeles], so I was visible.”

For more from the issue, visit Elle.com!

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Billy Bob Thornton Returns In Offical 'Bad Santa 2' Red Band Trailer - Watch Now!

Billy Bob Thornton gets back into the Santa Claus costume in the official Red Band trailer for his anticipated film Bad Santa 2!

Here’s an official synopsis: Bad Santa 2 returns the 61-year-old actor to the screen as America’s favorite anti-hero, Willie Soke. Fueled by cheap whiskey, greed and hatred, Willie teams up once again with his angry little sidekick, Marcus (Tony Cox), to knock off a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve. Along for the ride is ‘the kid’ – chubby and cheery Thurman Merman (Brett Kelly), a 250-pound ray of sunshine who brings out Willie’s sliver of humanity. Mommy issues arise when the pair are joined by Willie’s horror story of a mother, Sunny Soke (Kathy Bates). A super butch super bitch, Sunny raises the bar for the gang’s ambitions, while somehow lowering the standards of criminal behavior. Willie is further burdened by lusting after the curvaceous and prim Diane (Christina Hendricks), the charity director with a heart of gold and libido of steel.

Bad Santa 2 is coming to theaters November 23, 2016 – Watch the trailer below!


‘Bad Santa 2′ Official Trailer

Kathy Bates Gets Honored By Shirley MacLaine & Billy Bob Thornton At Hollywood Walk of Fame Ceremony!

Kathy Bates is all smiles as she accepts the 2,589th star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame on Tuesday (September 20) in Hollywood.

The 68-year-old actress was honored by her family and Shirley MacLaine and Billy Bob Thornton, who will serve as her co-stars in Bad Santa 2.

“She is the type of actor who is not only loved by the public, the fans and the critics but also actors who know how good she is and what she can do,” Billy expressed during his speech (via Yahoo). “I’m gonna keep this short and tell you that if I could be a woman, I’d be Kathy Bates.”

Kathy, who has survived both ovarian and breast cancer, dedicated her star to an eight-year-old girl named Emma, whom she said was like her battling lymphedema, a condition often associated with cancer patients and which causes swelling of the limbs.


Kathy Bates – Walk of Fame Ceremony

20+ pictures inside of Kathy Bates and others at her Hollywood Walk of Fame CeremonyMore Here! »

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